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Report: Seahawks, Sherman close to contract extension?

Report: Seahawks, Sherman close to contract extension?

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

According to multiple reports, the Seattle Seahawks are close to a contract extension with cornerback Richard Sherman. CBSSports.com’s Jason La Confora first reported on Twitter this morning that the, “Seahawks have made considerable progress on deal to make Richard Sherman top-paid CB in NFL. Sides hopeful it’s complete by the draft. ”

La Confora wrote in his story on CBSSports.com that the Seahawks are prepared to make Sherman the NFL’s highest-paid corner, working on a deal that will surpass Darrelle Revis’s $12 million compensation for 2014. La Confora says the question remains by how much Sherman’s deal will surpass Revis’s.

According to a Seattle Times report, John Schneider said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio today that there is “no specific timetable” for a contract extension for Sherman. “We have no specific timetable. We don’t really like to get into individual negotiations. I’m glad Jason thinks it’s close — that’s a good sign. He’s a good guy. But I would rather not get into specifics of individual negotiations and that’s something that we keep in-house here.”

Several league sources anticipate the contract will be worth more than $13 million a season when finalized, but say the Seahawks are hesitant to go as far as $14 million.

Sherman is due to make $1.4 million in 2014, the last year of his rookie contract signed in 2011.

(KPUG Newsroom)

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